As you bring the fullness of your personal and professional expertise and gifts to the healing ministry of healthcare, you realize that expected value conflicts can occur or unexpected dilemmas can arise. From our experience and research we know this is normal in a community that welcomes diverse perspectives. We design and implement, with our colleagues and partners, key initiatives and infrastructure to address clinical, organizational and social ethics dilemmas. We offer tailored consultation, education, policy review and ethics improvement initiatives that provide a path forward, respecting the values at stake, while reducing or mitigating conflict and moral distress. Our signature initiatives build capacity in the areas detailed below.

Key Programs

Consult Square

Clinical Ethics Intensive

Offering high-intensity virtual training on practical aspects of clinical ethics for clinical ethics consultants at CommonSpirit Health ministries. Participants review skills and tools to use in clinical ethics consults and test those skills in five role play sessions that simulate clinical ethics consults. 

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Ethics Discernment Framework

The CommonSpirit Ethics Discernment Framework is a standard deliberative process and spiritual exercise for leaders, Executive Teams, and Boards to use when making decisions.

Interhship Square

Ethics Internship

The CommonSpirit Health Virtual Ethics Internship provides an opportunity to build practical experience and familiarity with health care ethics in a health system. This remote opportunity allows Ethics Interns to share their experience in our $30B organization and possibly gain university credits.


EthicsLab Podcast

The EthicsLab Podcast explores current health care ethics issues with national experts to provide better knowledge and practical results. Join us as we work to enable health care professionals and community leaders to deliver the best possible health care experience.


EthicsLab Essentials Podcast

The EthicsLab Essentials Podcast provides AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ health care ethics education in a highly accessible way. These free podcast episodes are offered to health care professionals and ethics committee members via web and major podcast platforms. Each episode is accompanied by practical tools and links to other informative and helpful materials.

Our Team Offers National Expertise In

Tailored Consultation


Policy Review

Ethics Improvement Initiatives